• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

    MANDATORY:  Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Staff Blogs

Chosen Ones cover
09/04/2020
If you're anything like me, you enjoy a good Chosen One trope. You know...
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30/03/2020
As I was reading a new book this weekend, I started to think, “wow...
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five book covers
19/03/2020
It’s been a while since I’ve had enough time to sit down and gather...
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17/03/2020
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend Ages 9-12 (and older!) Morrigan...
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16/03/2020
Do you set reading goals for yourself? Every year since 2014, I’ve set a...
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12/02/2020
Win one (1) set of four (4) tickets to Llama Llama Live! at Meridian...
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24/10/2019
Kendare Blake will be at the Nepean Centrepoint branch on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 pm to give a talk on her writing process and popular YA novels.
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11/09/2019
This year, Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019. Across Canada,...
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19/07/2019
Are you wanting to learn more about the new tools for exploring the mysteries...
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18/07/2019
OPL is once again helping the Caring and Sharing Exchange with the collection of...
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17/06/2019
This summer, kids are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, to...
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assorted custom mini figures
06/07/2019
For the month of July, we have custom LEGO TM mini figures on display...
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03/07/2019
A Mystery History display has appeared at the Nepean Centrepointe Branch. These titles are...
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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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bucket with donation sing on it
24/06/2019
The Caring and Sharing Exchange is a local charity that provides assistance to Ottawa...
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27/05/2019
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of older adults, under Ontario law.
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25/04/2019
Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival !
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03/04/2019
Are you a new entrepreneur? Are you thinking of starting a business? Do you...
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04/04/2019
Do you love films? Do you love celebrating young talent? We do too! Ottawa...
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25/03/2019
Financial Literacy is about being smart with your money. Join us for informational sessions...
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